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HI !Myname i sMar yHumphr i esand I ' m whatyou cal labi tofaphot ogr aphyent husi ast .Si nceIwas a ver y young gi r l ,I ' ve al ways been dr awn t o pi ct ur es, whet her i n magazi nes, books, phot o al bumsorevenont he wal l sofl ocalbusi nesses. Ther e' sj ust somet hi ng about t he amal gam of col or s,shapes,f acesandl i ghtcomi ngt oget heri n per f ecthar monyt hatIf i ndcompl et el yf asci nat i ng. I ' veal waysbel i evedt hatt hebestphot osar et hose t hatar e har dt ol ook away f r om.The ki nd t hat cat chyoureyeandmakeyouwantt ost udyever y t i nypi xel .Andwhenyout hi nkyou' veseeni tal l ,you havet ol ookbackj ustoncemor et omakesur eyou di dn' tmi ssanyt hi ng.Thosear et heki ndsofphot os Ist r i ve t ot ake ever ysi ngl e dayi n mybusi ness. Phot os t hatar e engagi ng,compel l i ng and wor t hy ofdi spl ayi ngpr oudl yi nyourhome. Igotmyf i r stcamer a att he age of12 orso,my mom’ s ol d Br owni e.I twas har dt ot ake pi ct ur es wi t h and Isoon gotan I nst amat i c. I twasn' ta par t i cul ar l yexpensi vecamer a,buti twasmi neandIr ar el ypar t edwi t hi t .It ookpi ct ur esofever yt hi ng. Anyt hi ngi nmybackyar d,t hef r ui tmymom boughtf r om t hegr ocer yst or e,myl i t t l esi st er s,ourdogbut It houghtt hebestoneswer et akenwhenIwashangi ngupsi dedownf r om t heol dswi ngset .Not hi ng wasof fl i mi t s. WhatImost l yl ovedphot ogr aphi ng,t hough,waspeopl e.Andt hat ' sst i l lt r uet oday. Peopl e ar e so i nt er est i ng and Il ove capt ur i ng t hei rspi r i ton f i l m;mygoali s conveyt hei rf eel i ngs, t hought sandemot i onsandpr eser vet hem f or everi naphot ogr aph. Youknow whatI ' mt al ki ngabout .Thatt wi nkl eofdeepaf f ect i oni naf at her ' seyewhenhel ooksover t ohi swi f ehol di ngt hei rf i r stbor n. Thecal m ser eni t yt hatover comesanexpect i ngwomanasshegent l y t ouchesherswol l enbel l y.Theheatbet weenanewl yengagedcoupl ewhocan' tseem t ost opst ar i ng ateach ot her .The commandi ng pr esence of a hi gh schoolseni orwho' s posi ng wi t h enough conf i dencef ort hei rent i r egr aduat i ngcl ass. Ort hatounceofmi schi efi nabr ot her ' ssl ygr i nashel ooks upathi sol dersi st er . Tome,por t r ai tphot ogr aphyi sal laboutcapt ur i ngemot i ons,per sonal i t i esandt hedynami csofvar i ous r el at i onshi ps.AndwhenIphot ogr aphyouandyourl ovedones,t hat ' sal waysmygoal . Yes,I ' veownedmanycamer assi ncemyf i r standI ' vecer t ai nl ygr ownasaphot ogr apher .Andt hough mycamer ashavechangedandski l l shavegr own,onef actr emai nsaconst ant : myi nher entf asci nat i on andappet i t ef orpor t r ai tphot ogr aphy.Letmeshar emypassi onwi t hyou,won' tyou?

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